With fuel prices on the rise, Mercedes is set to expand their diesel lineup in the United States.
The company currently sells diesel variants of the E-, M-, GL-, and R-Class in America, but Car and Driver is reporting the GLK250 BlueTec will join the S350 BlueTec at dealerships this fall. Essentially a renamed GLK250 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY, the BlueTec will likely be powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine with approximately 201 hp (150 kW / 204 hp) and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. It should enable the crossover to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 213 km/h (132 mph).
In 2012, Mercedes is set to offer a diesel variant of the facelifted C-Class. Nothing is official, but it will likely use the same engine as the previously mentioned GLK250 BlueTec.